Bernard Hopkins

43 year old Bernard Hopkins (01/05/49, 32 KO) and who had no match to this single defeat, middleweight champion, 26 year old Kelly Pavlik (34-1, 30 KO). Recall that the duel took place in the intermediate weight category to 77.1 kg / 170 lbs. Bernard Hopkins full use of his vast experience and skill of his young rival replaying virtually every episode, as well as, occasionally causing mnogoudarnye combinations and some heavy blows on both floors. In the second round after a missed left hook, Pavlik was on the verge of a knockdown, but managed to stay on his feet. In the eighth referee fined Pavlik took off point for his repeated blows to the head. The ninth is similar to punishment has been applied to Hopkins for holding an opponent.

Figure bout almost did not change throughout the 12 rounds. except that the closer to the second half of the fight, Pavlik stepped up pressure, and ousting rival poddavlivaya to ropes, but did not achieve much success. Hopkins easily moved away from straight-line attacks Pavlik, doing in response to various attacks. In summary, the results of 12 rounds, winning by unanimous judges' decision (119-106, 118-108, 117-109) was awarded Bernard Hopkins. STATISTICS SHOCK watch

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